The Darjeeling Limited (film review) – 3.5 stars

The Darjeeling Limited (2007) is Wes Anderson's fourth feature-length film, premiering three years after The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, starring Bill Murray.   The film somewhat follows three brothers, who have been brought together by the eldest of the trio in a quest to "find" themselves spiritually in India after he is almost killed in… Continue reading The Darjeeling Limited (film review) – 3.5 stars

Alan Bennett’s Diaries LIVE (film review) ★★★★☆

ALAN BENNETT'S DIARIES LIVE was broadcast in cinemas across the UK on 16/11/2016, followed by a live Q&A with the writer at his local library in Primrose Hill.   This 70-minute documentary takes a candid look into the life and mind of Alan Bennett, following him to New York, where he shot to fame in… Continue reading Alan Bennett’s Diaries LIVE (film review) ★★★★☆

Napoleon Dynamite, 2004 (film review)

Napoleon Dynamite is an off the wall, bizarre comedy set in Idaho which follows the misadventures of Napoleon (John Heder), a fuzzy-haired, uncharismatic teenage boy, his equally strange family and his friend, Pedro (Efrem Ramirez). Although billed as a comedy, there are no punchlines, no carefully crafted verbal or visual jokes - its humour stems purely from… Continue reading Napoleon Dynamite, 2004 (film review)

Rhiannon Reviews 80s films: Heathers (1988)

In this new series of reviews, I will be revisiting 1980s film classics as well as some lesser known works; and what better film to start with than Heathers? Nearly 25 years on, Daniel Waters's screenplay remains a cult classic - dark, funny, surreal, and above all... "very". Heathers is set in Westenburg High School, Ohio,… Continue reading Rhiannon Reviews 80s films: Heathers (1988)